Eagles Nest Outfitters’ HouseFlyTM Rain Tarp
Part rain fly, part water-proof fortress, ENO’s newest tarp addition combines tent and hammock camping qualities.
ASHEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 30, 2013 – Eagles Nest Outfitters, the leading provider of packable, camping hammocks, rebels against fall downpours with the announcement of their newest rain tarp, the HouseFlyTM. Rain cover meets bastion in this fly and tarp newbie that blends tent and hammock camping comforts.
Joining a solid rank of weather resistant products, the HouseFly was inspired by the concept of four-season hammocking and is the only fly to feature tent-like coverage. Similar in shape to the rectangular ProFlyTM, the HouseFly is set apart by two sets of stowable doors complete with agile buckles. Incorporating an overlapping design, the doors can be fastened open or closed, offering complete protection from sideways driving wind and rain: an element common in winter camping.
“We want our fans to be comfortable year round in their hammocks,” said Peter Pinholster, ENO’s co-owner and president. “This is a great solution for cold-weather hammocking.”
Created with ultra lightweight silicone impregnated nylon, a material recognized for superior rain protection, the underside features PU coating and taped seams resulting in complete water resistance. Akin to traditional tents, the floor length sides ensure insulated comfort, and the spacious interior provides enough room for multiple hammocks or easy adjustments.
Although the HouseFly opens up to a generous 10’ 6”x 10’ footprint, the tarp packs down to a scant 9”x5” in its included compression sack and weighs only 27oz, providing a competitive comparison to similar backpacking tents.
“It’s the best of both worlds,” said Pinholster. “It’s techy and user friendly. If you’re serious about hammock camping, this will tick all the boxes.”
The HouseFly retails for $139.95 and is available now.
Eagles Nest Outfitters, the brain child of brothers Peter and Paul Pinholster, was founded in the summer of 1999. Growing steadily from a two-man, one-van operation, to the leading provider of ingeniously crafted parachute hammocks and outdoor accessories, the company offers the highest quality relaxation products for adventure travelers and outdoors lovers everywhere. ENO products are sold in 750 specialty outdoor and sporting goods retailers nationwide and online at www.enonation.com.